The tastiest chips in the house came from the hands of Damien Greczycho who served up the hand cut potato sticks, crispy yet fluffy, with the skin left on, gaining him the number one spot.
Jonathon Swaine, managing director of Fuller’s Inns, who was on the judging panel along with his family, described this chip as “simplicity in a basket”.
Of the seven finalists, the runner-up was James Brosnan at The Castle in Harrow who cooked his chips with a cajun-twist.
Amelia Swaine, 13, described the runner-up (which was her favourite) as “unique and crispy and I couldn’t stop eating them”.
The contest was in honour of Britain's favourite potato snack, usually on the side of a hearty pub grub, which saw operations managers at Fuller's nominate the best chip in their area culminating in the final on October 31, at the George IV pub in Chiswick.
Paul Dickinson, head of food at Fuller’s Inns, said: “We’ve got some great chips throughout our estate but this competition gives us an opportunity to hero the King of the Fryer.
"All the finalists did a great job of raising the bar of chip cooking.
"In the end, it was the expertise of Damien Greczycho at the Pilot, Chiswick who created well executed every day, simple chip. It did the potatoes justice. ”
Mr Swaine added: “Chips are something that, I think, you never cook at home and they are often at the heart of a great pub menu.
"This competition reinforces the role played by the humble chip.”